Show #5328 - Wednesday, November 7, 2007

2007 Tournament of Champions quarterfinal game 3.

Contestants

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Jeff Spoeri, a university administrator from Boynton Beach, Florida

Susan Mitchell, a chemical engineer from Houston, Texas

Paul Glaser, a research scientist from Albany, New York

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Jeopardy! Round

U.S. MOUNTAINS
SPORTS
BLOGS OF THE NEW YORK TIMES
TRADITIONAL ANNIVERSARY GIFTS
OLD TESTAMENT NAMES
THE "L" YOU SAY
    $200 10
On July 4, 1961 this Colorado peak was designated a national historic landmark
    $200 19
On August 5, 1991 Sergei Bubka became the first to exceed 20 feet in this track & field event
    $200 24
You old school gamers, check out "The Gambit", a blog about this ancient game
    $200 12
For a 3rd anniversary, it's a gift made of this, be it a jacket, gloves or a briefcase
    $200 5
Oddly, his name means "dove" & not "he of the big fish"
    $200 1
Mersey me! World Book's article on this city on the Mersey makes no mention of the Fab Four
    $400 14
This Hawaiian peak is the world's largest in terms of volume, estimated to be more than 16,000 cubic miles
    $400 20
In a 2007 college football shocker, this team ended USC's 35-game home winning streak
    $400 25
A blog about baseball is named for these--pieces of equipment, not mammals
    $400 13
Lucky her--this is the traditional gift for both the 60th & 75th anniversaries
    $400 6
Hebrew for "friend" or "companion", she was the companion & daughter-in-law of Naomi
    $400 2
It's home to Gregor Erhart's statue of Mary Magdalene (I must remember to tell Dan Brown)
    $600 15
Early settlers in Oregon called the "3 Sisters" in this mountain range Faith, Hope & Charity
    $600 21
This Dallas Cowboys running back rushed for an NFL record 18,355 yards
    $600 28
If you want to be in the front row of fashion, you'll walk (but not take off) "on" this Times blog
    $600 18
For year 30, maybe an oyster dinner, cufflinks for him & a necklace for her made of these
    DD: $1,200 7
Though his name is from Hebrew for "laughter", he probably didn't laugh much while he was on that altar
    $600 3
It's a tasty slang term for a clarinet
    $800 16
This state's tallest peak is 4,784-foot Brasstown Bald, not Stone Mountain
    $800 22
In a 2001 tournament, this Swedish golfer shot a 59, the lowest score ever achieved on the LPGA Tour
    $800 29
"Bits", a technology blog, discusses "blundits", a combination of "blogger" & this word
    $800 26
For a 55th anniversary, how about a trip to Ireland, a "Wizard of Oz" DVD, & this gift
    $800 8
Various sources list her name as meaning "temptress" & "seductive"
    $800 4
Legend says that gods dropped rocks from the sky & formed the Garden of the Gods on this Hawaiian isle
    $1000 17
This mountain near Los Angeles was named for Gen. George S. Patton's grandfather & is home to a famous observatory
    $1000 23
Home of the Travers Stakes, this N.Y. racetrack is North America's oldest continuously operating track
    $1000 30
Like his book, rogue economist Steven Levitt explores the hidden side of everything in this blog
    $1000 27
For a 15th anniversary, you might give one of this Austrian company's crystal figurines, like the one seen here
    $1000 9
"Behold, a son", this firstborn son of Jacob
    $1000 11
From the Latin for "ghastly", this adjective describes those vivid, shocking details beloved by the tabloids

Scores at the first commercial break (after clue 16):

Paul Susan Jeff
$2,400 $4,400 $400

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Paul Susan Jeff
$5,000 $3,200 $5,800

Double Jeopardy! Round

INSIDE THE ARTIST'S STUDIO
(Alex: ...but with a bit of a twist: you have to identify the artist being interviewed by James Lipton.)
THE SUNNY SIDE OF THE STREEP
MIND MY WORDS
THE STORY SFORZA
TRAIN TIMETABLES
KNOWLEDGE OF FONTS
    $400 17
(James Lipton reads.) At 20, you went to St. Petersburg's Imperial School of Fine Arts, in 1907; what's your favorite Russian curse word?
    $400 26
Meryl & Lily Tomlin played country duo Yolanda & Rhonda Johnson in this 2006 Robert Altman film
    $400 8
Around 550 B.C.:
"The boy cried, 'Wolf! Wolf!' and the villagers came out to help him"
    $400 16
The family name was Attendolo until Muzio made it more "force"ful & set the dynasty up in this N. Italian city
    $400 1
Frankfurt 0615,
this city's Spandau Station 0940 (if the trains run on time)
    $400 3
From the Latin for "flowing" comes the name of these typefaces that resemble handwriting script
    DD: $3,000 18
(James Lipton reads.) Deafened by illness in 1792, you would paint 2 masterpieces regarding May 1808; Madrid trembled at your genius
    $800 27
In 2004 Meryl Streep got paranoid as Aunt Josephine, who helped kids steer clear of Count Olaf, played by him
    $800 12
1588:
"I know I have the body of a weak & feeble woman, but I have the heart & stomach of a king!"
    $800 22
While working for Ludovico Sforza, he knocked out "The Last Supper" on the wall of a local church
    $800 2
This capital's Yaroslavski Station 2122,
Irkutsk 0233 (of day 5)
    $800 4
Sans serif fonts are known as grotesque or this other spooky "architectural" name
    $1200 19
1947's "Watery Paths" was in your poured painting style; simply brilliant
    $1200 28
Meryl voiced Aunt Esme on this Texas-based animated show in an episode titled "A Beer Can Named Desire"
    DD: $3,400 13
400 B.C.:
"I will use treatment to help the sick according to my ability and my judgment"
    $1200 23
Francisco assumed this title in 1450 when he married into the Visconti family
    $1200 9
BOS (Boston) 0915,
NYP (this station) 1245
    $1200 5
It's a Latin adjective meaning "Swiss"
    $1600 20
(James Lipton reads.) And then, from 1508 to 1511, you created the fresco walls in the Stanza della Segnatura, including "Disputa"; remarkable
    $1600 29
Shirley MacLaine welcomes Meryl to rehab in this comedy written by Carrie Fisher
    $1600 14
44 B.C.:
"All Gaul is divided into 3 parts"
    $1600 24
Appointed Ambassador to France in 1922, Carlo Sforza resigned over this new Italian premier's policies
    $1600 10
Edinburgh, Scotland 1505;
Swansea, this country 2331
    $1600 6
Lavish or exuberant parties, or this crazy font
    $2000 21
(James Lipton reads.) Missouri-born, your 1931 mural "America Today" graced the New School for Social Research's walls for decades
    $2000 30
Shirley MacLaine welcomes Meryl & Albert Brooks to the Past Lives Pavilion in this comedy
    $2000 15
1875:
"From each according to his abilities, to each according to his needs"
    $2000 25
In 1535 the Sforza ruling line ended & the area passed to Holy Roman Emperor Charles V of this Austrian family
    $2000 11
In this country, the Chandigarh choo-choo gets into Panipat Junction at 0400
    $2000 7
This font is named for an 18th century Italian typeface designer

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Paul Susan Jeff
$24,800 $15,000 $7,800

Final Jeopardy! Round

EARLY AMERICAN SHORT STORIES
This short story, written around 1820, contains the line "If I can but reach that bridge... I am safe"

Final scores:

Paul Susan Jeff
$19,599 $12,200 $12,000
Automatic semifinalist 2nd place: $5,000 + the Jeopardy! DVD Home Game System if eliminated 3rd place: $5,000 + the Jeopardy! DVD Home Game System if eliminated

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Paul Susan Jeff
$22,600 $12,200 $7,800
25 R
(including 1 DD),
2 W
16 R
(including 2 DDs),
2 W
14 R,
3 W

Combined Coryat: $42,600

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